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Report shows commercial aquaculture can benefit poor

A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that this was not possible. The report also highlights that more of the very poor in Bangladesh are profiting from commercial aquaculture than was previously thought.
 

WorldFish joins oil spill clean-up team in Bangladesh

WorldFish will join the United Nations (UN)-led team providing assistance to the Government of Bangladesh following the release of approximately 350,000 liters of heavy oil into the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Sunderbans, one of the world's largest mangrove ecosystems. On December 9, 2014, the oil tanker Southern Star 7 sank near the port of Mongla in the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh.
 

New report links aquaculture and poverty reduction

WorldFish working together with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies has exposed evidence of aquaculture's link to poverty reduction in a new report. Data gathered over a ten-year period provides important evidence for the need to invest in the sector as a way to alleviate global poverty and hunger.
 

Small fish meets nourishment of mothers, children

RANGPUR, July 19 (BSS): Production of micronutrient-enriched small fishes has been increasing satisfactorily in recent years in rural Bangladesh to effectively meet nourishment of the malnourished pregnant women, lactating mothers and babies.

New-concept flood insurance could help Bangladesh's poor

A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say.

mSTAR introduces mobile money payment system in BD

Dhaka: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the FHI360Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project on Tuesday signed an agreement with the WorldFish Center and Dnet to utilize mobile money payments within their agriculture and health programmes in Bangladesh.
 

60% women at risk during pregnancy

For having nutritionally inadequate diets, around 60 percent of Bangladeshi women between ages 19 and 49 years are at risk of pregnancy complications and of having underweight babies, said a nutritionist of Helen Keller International (HKI)-Bangladesh.
 

Domestic violence affects child nutrition, maternal health

State Minister for Women and Children affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today said domestic violence affects child nutrition as well as maternal health.

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